Shaping a more equal technology work force in Turkey
By Maria Sandu on Dec 09, 2013
Our colleague Zumray Koc, Senior Recruiter in the Middle East and Africa Recruitment Team, is taking part in a very exciting project initiated by the Oracle Women leadership group in Turkey. The project focuses on young female students who are getting scholarships from "The Association for Supporting Contemporary Life".
This is a non-governmental organisation, aiming to protect Ataturk’s principles & revolutions, to reach contemporary society via contemporary educational programmes and to carry Turkey above the modern civilization level. Their goal is for the contemporary society and individual to respect universal children’s rights, women’s right and human rights and the realisation, protection & development of the democratic, secular & social state of law in a society.
The project is an 8 months Mentoring Program that would help mentees around career, personal and professional development. The mentors are a very heterogeneous group of volunteers within Oracle. Together with our colleague Zumray we have the Oracle Turkey Systems Sales Director, Tech GB Sales Director, Business Operations Director -CAT & East & West Africa, HR Director, Facilities Senior Manager and Oracle Consulting Technology Practice Manager & Senior Principal Technical Account Manager. They are giving their time and efforts to this beautiful project who they believe will also benefit from this inspiring experience.
As a member of Oracle Recruitment team, Zumray will act as a mentor sharing her experiences and knowledge with these young minds that will help them to start their careers: Learn how to find a job when they graduate, how to create contacts in business life & how to define & develop themselves in their early career life. Shortly, we are aiming to give some advice to these young ladies to prepare themselves for an active business life.
Programs like this have an enormous positive impact in the community, increasing the interest of young female students into technology and shaping a more equal technology work force.
Thank you Zumray for all your hard work on this!